Where the Internet Took Us

In these contentious political times, it’s nice to see when the two sides can play nice and have a little fun with an internet meme almost as old as the internet itself.  According to Yahoo News, Rep. Jefferson Smith (D) convinced a bipartisan group of his colleagues in the Oregon State House to join him in reciting, piece by piece, the entire song “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley in speeches during a special legislative session in February 2010 – i.e. rickrolling the rest of the members of the House.  Since Oregon law requires that legislative proceedings be videotaped, the entire spectacle was secretly captured on tape.


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